The television schedule for the second Jack Link’s Major League Fishing event has been finalized.
The General Tire Summit Cup, held at Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York this past August, will premiere on Outdoor Channel at 9 p.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Episodes will air six times per week with a new showing airing every Thursday. The Championship Round will air on Feb. 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. EST on NBC and be re-aired on Outdoor Channel the following week.
Seven episodes were produced at the Summit Cup – six detailing the on-the-water competition and a seventh showcasing fishing tips from the participants.
In addition to new episodes airing on Thursdays, Outdoor Channel will rebroadcast the 1-hour shows throughout the week at the following times:
> Friday: 7:30 p.m. EST
> Saturday: 2 p.m. EST
> Sunday: 4:30 p.m. EST
> Tuesday: 1 p.m. EST
> Thursday: 11 a.m. EST
“We are delighted to have an outstanding television schedule for the Summit Cup,” said MLF commissioner Don Rucks. “It is quite evident, with the addition of another hour per week of coverage, that Outdoor Channel believes it has a great product in Major League Fishing.
“I believe anyone who watched our first event saw that Major League Fishing broke new ground with the way we covered professional competitive fishing. The second set of broadcasts will be even better. We had a great event at Chautauqua Lake, and I can’t wait for sports fans to watch how these top-level anglers performed with no practice on one of the finest venues in the country.”
Tom Hornish, Outdoor Channel President and CEO, said, "Major League Fishing is among the cornerstone original programs appearing on our network in the first quarter of 2013. We know there is significant interest in the world of pro bass fishing among our viewers and are pleased to have worked closely with the league to offer the series on both Outdoor Channel and NBC.”